Regulator is powerless to ban 'fracking'
The Energy Regulator says it has been inundated with requests to ban hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), a controversial means of extracting gas.
The Energy Regulator says it has been inundated with requests to ban hydraulic fracturing (known as "fracking"), a controversial means of extracting gas, following a recent public consultation.
All future hydraulic fracturing projects planned on Irish soil will be subject to new safety guidelines, according to the Commission for Energy Regulation (Cer), but the regulator said it was powerless to ban the practice.
In a note attached to its new draft guidelines published last week,...
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